Your Cape Peninsula adventure begins with a meandering drive along the Millionaire’s Paradise – a picturesque stretch of sun-soaked beach communities on the peninsula’s western coast. From the palm tree-lined streets of Clifton, to the posh hamlets of Camps Bay and Llandudno, you’re free to sit back, relax and listen to the crashing waves.
From Llandundo, you’ll visit the hidden fishing village of Hout Bay, which is tucked between the foothills and the sea. In addition to the town’s sleepy-town charm, Hout Bay serves as the connection to Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most scenic drives and a gateway to the Cape Point. Carved into the mountain’s sheer granite cliffs, the road gradually rises offering towering views of the Atlantic over the near-vertical cliffs.
Next stop: Your featured destination, Cape Point, Africa’s most southwestern destination. The Point, which was once believed to be Africa’s most southern point, offers breath-taking views of the natural landscape below and above – lush rolling hills; hidden, aqua-blue coves; and the endless horizon. Seagulls squabble overhead, while you bask in this corner of Table Mountain National Park, which offers a chance to scope herbs of zebras, baboons, and small mammals. Cape Point might be just 50 km from Cape Town, but it feels worlds apart.
After a stay at Cape Point, the return voyage will hug the point’s eastern coast and stop in Simon’s Town, a historic naval port. With its eclectic shops, world-class seafood restaurants and open air bars, Simon’s Town is the perfect location for a little rest and relaxation, before the trek back to Cape Town. If you’re so inclined, you also have the option to take a short excursion to witness the colony of African penguins at nearby Boulders Beach.